Russian wind industry boosted by Dutch technologies
NovaWind, a ROSATOM’s unit responsible for the «new energy» programs and the Dutch wind turbines’ manufacturer Lagerwey have launched a joint venture — Red Wind.
Red Wind is responsible for the marketing, sales, delivery of the turn-key wind turbines and their after-sales support. The current production program includes 388 wind turbines to be delivered by Red Wind till 2022. Lagerwey will contribute its technology and expertise in 2,5 MW and 4,5 MW wind turbines, ensuring smooth knowledge transfer to its Russian partner. The Dutch wind turbines’ manufacturer will also assist Red Wind in training of the personnel.
«This joint venture is a logical continuation in our joint effort building a solid technologically advanced Russian wind industry. Together we form the basis for a new market with a huge potential. The fact that our Dutch technology is the basis for this makes us proud», Huib Morelisse, CEO of Lagerwey, said.
NovaWind intends to invest up to 5 billion rubles in the production of components for wind power generation based on the ATOMMASH plant in the Rostov region.
The company will perform the wind parks construction in Russia with a combined capacity of almost 1 GW. First of all, they will appear in Rostov, Krasnodar and Stavropol Regions.
ROSATOM has founded the SC NovaWind — a new managing company to implement its strategy in wind energy. The charter capital of the new entity is 1,101 bln roubles.
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